Our Favourite tour moments of 2018

It’s fair to say we had a big agenda of travel in 2018; more tours than ever before, from cruises, to train rides and bus trips, our solo travellers pretty much experienced it all.

Our tour hosts were with our guests every step of the way, making sure the tours ran smoothly, keeping our guests company and just, well, having a great time alongside you all.

And while every moment on tour is amazing, there are always moments that stand out above all others. So we asked our tour hosts about their tours last year and here are their responses: our favourite travel moments of 2018.


Tour: South Africa

For me it was the moment I saw our guests in the open-sided 4-wheel-drive surrounded by elephants in Chobe National Park, Botswana. I was in the 4-wheel-drive behind. It was one of those surreal travel moments where you pinch yourself and think; “is this really happening”? I will never forget the look of sheer joy on their faces.


Tour: Portugal/Morocco

One of the highlights from my tour in 2018 was our walk to a local village in the mid Atlas Mountains. Our guide met these people about a year ago when he was hiking through the area and developed a friendship with them. It was about a 40 minute walk from our overnight stay – through farmland, across small irrigation channels, past an abandoned feed storage stone building and a few sparse farm houses to get to their village.  Children play with an old car tyre by letting it run down the hill and chasing it, or doing forward somersaults into a soft dirt area.

Three generations live together in a humble mud brick house, complete with chickens and so on in their yard. The family turned on an absolute feast for afternoon tea complete with mint tea (of course), wafer biscuits, home made stone ground flat bread with butter and jam, and a selection of other home made cakes! I’m not sure who was more impressed with the visit… us or them.  A great time was had by all.


Tour: Fiji

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to cruise around remote islands surrounded by crystal clear waters teeming with life, an abundance of swaying palm trees that outline the iridescent blue sky with not another tourist in sight… except for fellow Two’s a Crowd passengers?  Fiji is just such a place.  As we cruised around the islands we were serenaded by the gorgeous voices of our crew whose words and dance moves took us on a journey through their culture. We were welcomed by local communities and experienced their lifestyle, on their island, not from a resort.  The children’s faces beamed as they guided us through their school a harmonious choir entertained us with hip wriggly dance moves – which bought laughter to us all when we attempted the moves. (What happens on tour stays on tour…no photos/videos of this one) 

But some of the most amazing scenery of this trip was all under the water. The supermarket dive was just that, a picking of fish and coral that took your breath away.  If diving wasn’t your thing you could see just as much from the glass bottom boat or snorkelling off the island. Then if you felt more adventurous grab a stand-up board, kayak or put on your walking shoes and go for a hike to see the local fauna and flora on the way up to some of the most beautiful views across the islands. This is where you take a breath, pinch yourself and feel grateful that you can travel.    


Tour: Vietnam

I’d hosted Vietnam before and been to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a living museum to the Vietnam War and the amazing underground “road” system built by the Vietcong, but in the past when we’d asked if anyone wanted to volunteer to jump in one of the holes, everyone stood back. Too nervous to be the first.

Not on this tour.

Brenda soon distinguished herself as the adventuress in the group, putting her hand up before our guide had barely even finished uttering the words.

Minutes later she would run through the underground tunnels as far as she could go, amazing us all with her bravery and entertaining us by popping her head up at each entrance and saying a quick hello before heading into the next tunnel.

And that’s one of the things I love about travel, every experience is just a little different and every tour is unique.


Tour: Canada/Alaska

I have very special memories of witnessing the majestic beauty of Glacier Bay while cruising through Alaska in May. 

We had gathered on the upper deck of our ship, The Nieuw Amsterdam, some had a steaming coffee others clutched a camera in gloved hands as we crawled past sheer cliffs of ice that glistened and sparkled in the afternoon sun. 

It was a highlight when we moored in the giant shadow of Margerie Glacier to silently observe her greatness in the fading light; occasionally a deafening crack rang out, as another massive chunk of ice broke away and crashed into the ocean. To hear and see the glaciers calving trumps any documentary I’ve ever seen and is an experience that will stay with me forever.

Just like a beautiful sunset where every frame is different, being surrounded by this dynamic land mass reminds us of the fragility of nature.  If you want to experience this privilege before it disappears better move it to the top of your bucket list.

What Our Clients Say

20 out of 10!

The trip was just great - I can't really think of any negatives. Diane will back me up when I say I usually give 10/10s - I gave her 20/10. Trish, Canada/Alaska

Excellent trip

I found the overall trip excellent. I believe Diane's professionalism, inclusive personality and ability to relate to all contributed to this. She worked to ensure the group was cohesive without individuals impinging on the personal space of others etc. a good skill to have and one she applied effectively. Kate, Canada/Alaska

Fantastic value for money

Fantastic value for money paid. Russell our guide is an asset to your company... he was fantastic! Overall the trip was magical from start to finish. Well done Two's a Crowd ... the best trip ever. Barbara, Canada/Alaska

Fantastic first solo trip

I had a fantastic trip. Absolutely loved Canada and Alaska. It's the first time I have travelled solo and was pleasantly surprised to find a bunch of people that all got on so well. Diane our host was great. She did a good job of getting us altogether for meals, excursions, shopping trips etc. I liked that she quietly got things done without being loud or "in-your-face". She was good at being one of us as well as our leader. Wendy, Canada/Alaska

Good balance of activities and spare time

Had a great time. Good mixture of organised activities and spare time. Diane was an excellent tour host. Russell the tour guide was great, very knowledgeable and personable with his insights into growing up and living in Canada. Sharon, Canada/Alaska

Well organised trip with an excellent host

The trip was well organised, with a good mix of activity and free time. The scenery was spectacular and fellow travellers were a great bunch. Diane is a excellent host - helpful, courteous and above all a pleasure to know. I found her bubbly personality a bonus and can only speak highly of her. Gary, Canada/Alaska

I had a fabulous time

I had a fabulous time. Lake Louise and the hotel were magnificent. The cruise was excellent. Diane made sure that she was available for group meals and sightseeing, and was alway in good humour and great fun. I would recommend your company to everyone and am very interested in the Scandinavia  tour at the end of 2017.

Cathy, Adelaide - Canada/Alaska May 2016

Great holiday

What a great trip! I experienced so much and participated in all that was offered. I had read and reviewed as much as time allowed me but was not prepared for what the trip gave me and that is a better understanding of the beautiful people of both countries. - Lesley on Vietnam/Cambodia

In good company

I thought the suggestions for optional things to do, in the "free" time were very good. So good, we really ended up with very little free time. So much to do! - Mary on Vietnam

Great time together

I found the trip interesting and eye opening with a great overview of both Vietnam and Cambodia. The other travellers on the trip were fabulous and we had a great time together. - Anonymous on Vietnam/Cambodia

Fantastic first experience!

Extremely well organised with fabulous guides throughout - especially in Vietnam! First holiday with your company and certainly not the last. - Glenys on Vietnam

Great group to travel with

Having a small group meant that the days were more relaxed and flexible and I really felt spoilt and looked after. Melinda on Borneo

Thoroughly enjoyed Uganda

Thoroughly enjoyed my trip especially Uganda. There was so much variety of things to do on this trip. Jaros & Julius were great. Thought in Kenya the Maasai Mara were beautiful people, so easy to get along with. Judy

Can’t stop talking about my experience

I just feel so privileged to have shared with the Maasai the most awe-inspiring majestic sights and sounds of Africa. The fantastic memories will be with me forever. Maureen

Absolutely enjoyable

Gillian was a fantastic host. She was there for us from the moment we reached Hotel Troy. Heather on Africa

Best holiday I’ve been on!

One of the best holidays that I have been on - really well organised. I would never have travelled to Vietnam or Cambodia on my own. Bronwyn

Well organised

Fun, well organised and a really great group. Barbara on Vietnam/Cambodia

Great time together

I found the trip interesting and eye opening with a great overview of both Vietnam and Cambodia. The other travellers on the trip were fabulous and we had a great time together.

Great value

Well done. No complaints. Very pleased with this trip. Great value for my hard earned dollars! Really enjoyed the [Vietnam/Cambodia] tour. 

Fabulous rapport filled with much humour!

A great bunch of people & I can't believe how we all had such a fabulous rapport filled with much humour!!!

I couldn’t fault anything.

The (Uniworld River) cruise was great, I met up with some wonderful people who treated me like part of the family !
The ship & crew were fantastic & the excursions were very good, I couldn't fault anything. I'd recommend this cruise to anyone.  Peter

Informative and educational

The entire trip was one of the most enjoyable and exciting. Also so informative and educational. I was so pleased to make the trip. Wish I was over there in that magical place.  Marjorie


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I need not have worried

Being my first tour and a senior member, I admit I was apprehensive but I need not have worried. It was great and I was very well looked after.  Can’t wait to go to Kenya with Two’s a Crowd.  Maureen

Smooth and seamless

A memorable trip of a lifetime, a wish fulfilled.  A fascinating cultural country steeped in history which I found totally enthralling.  Two’s a Crowd service was smooth and seamless.  Pam

A wonderful experience

It was a wonderful experience visiting Cambodia and Vietnam and gave me a better understanding of these countries. I had a great time with new friends, we had a good bunch and Leonie was the perfect host. Eric

Value for money

Value for money and outstanding co-operation from your staff and tour operators. Joan

Safe and secure and totally looked after

An awesome adventure for my first time overseas alone.  Leonie was excellent and both guides were also fantastic.  At all times I felt safe and secure and totally looked after.  Melinda

Well done Two’s a Crowd.

Leonie was an excellent host, the ideal person. I never felt any pressure to  be involved in every activity so I could explore alone during free time. Having 2 or 3 nights in most places was great – you could rest up or party. Well done Two’s a Crowd. Jenny

A completely different experience

It was a nice surprise holiday, a completely different experience from all my other holidays. Thanks. Piroska

I’ve had at least 10 travel agents.

In my travelling life, I’ve had at least 10 travel agents.  Two’s a Crowd is the first one where I haven’t had to correct anything in my travel documents.   Piroska

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